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CHAP. I. TOW these are the names of the chilA dren of Israel, which came into opt; every man and his household time with Jacob. * Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah, 3 Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin, 4 Dan, and Naphtali, Gad, and Asher. 5 Andall the souls that came out of the ors of Jacob were seventy souls: for

Joseph was in Egypt already. o Joseph #. and all his brethren, ind all that generation. 7 And the children of Israel were missil, and increased abundantly, and multiplied, and waxed exceeding mighty; ind the land was filled with them. .87 Now there arose o a new king over o which knew not Joseph. 9 And he said unto his people, Behold, to people of the children of Israel are ote and mightier than we. 10 Come on, let us deal wisely with *m, lest they multiply, and it come to *s, that, when there falleth out any war, *Y.join also unto our enemies, and fight oistus, and so get them up out of the land. il Therefore they did set over, them §masters, to afflict them with their burois. And they built for Pharaoh trea*-cities, Pithom, and Raamses. l? But the more they afflicted them, *more they multiplied and grew. And * grieved because of the children # Israel. 13 And the Egyptians made the chilto of Israel to serve with rigour. 14 And they made their lives bitter o, hard bondage, in mortar, and in |*k, and in all manner of service in the *i; all their service wherein they made so serve was with rigour. 3 And the king of Egypt spake to the *rew midwives (of which the name Hood, Shiphrah, and the name of the or Puah; 15 And he said, When ye do the office .**ilwise to the Hebrew women, and * them upon the stools; if it be a son, on ye shall kill him; but if it be a *hter, then she shall live. * But the midwives feared God, and *to as the king of o: commanded | * but saved the men-children alive.

1 The Second Book of Moses, called EXODUS.

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have ye done this thing, and have saved the men-children alive 2 19 And the midwives said unto Pharaoh, Because the Hebrew women are not as the Egyptian women; for they are lively, and are delivered ere the midwives come in unto them. 20 Therefore God dealt well with the midwives: and the people multiplied, and waxed very mighty. 21 And it came to pass, because the midwives feared God, that he made them . houses. 22 And Pharaoh charged all his people, saying, Every son that is born ye shall cast into the river, and every daughter ye shall save alive. CHAP. II. ND there went a man of the house of Levi, and took to wife a daughter of Levi. - 2 And the woman conceived and bare a son : and when she saw him that he was a goodly child, she hid him three months. 3 And when she could not longer hide him, she took for him an ark of bulrushes, and daubed it with slime and with pitch, and put the child therein; and she laid it in the flags by the river's brink. 4 And his sister stood afar off, to wit what would be done to him. 5 T And the daughter of Pharaoh came down to wash herself at the river; and her maidens walked along by the river's side : and when she saw the ark among the flags, she sent her maid to fetch it. 6 And when she had opened it, she saw the child: and, behold, the babe wept. And she had compassion on him, and said, This is one of the Hebrews’ children. 7 Then said his sister to Pharaoh’s daughter, Shall I go, and call to thee a nurse of the Hebrew women, that she may nurse the child for thee 2 8 And Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, Go. And the maid went and called the child's mother. 9 And Pharaoh's daughter said unto her, Take this child away and nurse it for me and I will give thee thy wages. And the woman took the child and nursed it.

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him unto Pharaoh’s daughter, and he became her son. And she called his name Moses: and she said, Because I drew him out of the water. * 11 || Andjt came to pass in those days, when Moses was grown, that he went out . his lo. * o on their burens: and he spied an Egyptian smiting a Hebrew, one of his jo. 12 And he looked this way and that way, and when he saw that there was no man, he slew the Egyptian, and hid him in the sand. 13 And when he went out the second day, behold, two men of the Hebrews strove together: and he said to him that did the wrong, Wherefore smitest thou thy fellow 2 14 And he said, Who made thee a prince and a judge over us? intendest thou to kill me, as thou killedst the Egyptian? And Moses feared, and said, Surely this thing is known. 15 Now when Pharaoh heard this thing, he sought to slay. Moses. But Moses fled from the face of Pharaoh, and dwelt in the land of Midian: and he sat down by a well. 16 Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters: and they came and drew water, and filled the troughs to water their father's flock. * 17 And the o: came and drove them away: but Moses stood up and helped them, and watered their flock. 18 And when they came to Reuel their father, he said, How is it that ye are come so soon to-day? 19, And they said, An ptian delivered us out of the hand of the shepherds, and also drew water enough for us, and watered the flock. 20 And he said unto his daughters, And where is he 7 why is it that ye have left the man 2 call him, that he may eat bread. 21 And Moses was content to dwell with the man; and he gave Moses, Zipporah his daughter. 22 And she bare him a son, and he called his name Gershom ; for he said, I have been a stranger in a strange land. 23 T And it came to pass, in process of time, that the king of Egypt died: and the children of Israel of by reason of the bondage, and they cried; and their cry came up unto God,by reason ofthe bondage. 24 And God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob. 25 And God looked upon the children of Israel, and God had respect unto them. CHAP. III. No. Moses kept the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Mid

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of the desert, and came to the mountain of God, even to Horeb. 2 And the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush; and he looked, and, behold the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed. 3 And Moses said, I will now turn aside, and see this great sight, why the bush is not burned. 4 And when the Lord saw that he turned aside to see, God called unto him out of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses, Moses. And he said, Here am I. 5 And he said, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet; for the place whereon thou standestis holyground. 6 Moreover he said, I am the God of thy father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. And Moses hid his face; for he was afraid to look upon God. 7 || And the LoRD said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows: 8 And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land, unto a good land, and a large, unto a land flowing with milk and honey; unto the place of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites.

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God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and * God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you: this is my name for ever, and this is my memorial unto all generations. 16 Go, and gather the elders of Israel together, and say unto them, The Lond God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, : Isaac, and of Jacob, appeared unto me, sying, I have surely visited you, and seen it which is done to you .# pt: 17And I have said, I will bring you up of of the affliction of Egypt, unto the land of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, unto a land *. milk and honey. 13 And they shall hearken to thy voice; ind thou shalt come, thou and the elders if Israel, unto the king of Egypt, and ye ăill say unto him, The Lord God of the Hebrews hath met with us; and now let sgo(we beseech thee) three days’ jourtry into the wilderness, that we may sacrifice to the Lord our God. 19 T And I am sure that the king of Frypt will not let you go, no, not by a nighty hand. 30 And I will stretch out my hand, and inite t with all my wonders which I will do in the midst thereof: and after

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ND Moses answered and said, But, beA bold, they will not believe me, nor hearken unto my voice: for they will say, The Lond hath not appeared unto thee. 2 And the Lord said unto him, What is that in thine hand? And he said, A rod. 3 And he said, Cast it on the ground. And he cast it on the ground, and it became iserpent : and Moses fled from before it. 4 And the Lord said unto Moses, Put orth thine hand, and take it by the tail. And he put forth his hand, and caught it, ind it became a rod in his hand: .5 That they may believe that the Lord God of their #. the God of Abraham, be God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, ath appeared unto thee. 6*. And the Lord said furthermore unto oir. Put now thine hand into thy bosom. And he put his hand into his bosom; and when he took it out, behold, his hand was *trous as snow. * 7 And he said, Po,thine hand into thy

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bosom again. And he put his hand into his bosom again, and plucked it out of his bosom, and behold, it was turned again as his other flesh. 8 And it shall come to pass, if they will not believe thee, neither hearken to the voice of the first sign, that they will believe the voice of the latter sign. 9 And it shall come to pass, if they will not believe also these two signs, neither hearken unto thy voice, that thou shalt take of the water of the river, and pour it upon the dry land: and the water which thou takest out of the river shall become blood upon the dry land. 10 T.And Moses said unto the Lord, O my Lord, I am not eloquent, neither heretofore, nor since thou hast spoken unto thy servant: but I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue. 11 And the Lord said unto him, Who hath made man’s mouth 2 or who maketh the dumb, or deaf, or the seeing, or the blind' have not I the Lord 2 12 Now therefore go, and I will be with thy mouth, and teach thee what thou shalt

say. % And he said, O my Lord, send, I pra . by the hand of him whom thou wilt send. 14 T And the anger of the Lord was kindled against Moses, and he said, Is not Aaron the Levite thy brother ? I know that he can speak well. And also,behold, he cometh forth to meet thee : and when he seeth thee, he will be glad in his heart. 15 And thou shalt speak unto him, and put words in his mouth: and s will be with thy mouth, and with his mouth, and will teach you what ye shall do. 16 And he shall be thy spokesman unto the people: and he shall be, even he shall be to thee instead of a mouth, and thou shalt be to him instead of God. 17 And thou shalt take this rod in thine hand, wherewith thou shalt do signs. 18's And Moses went and returned to Jethro his father-in-law, and said unto him, Let me go, I pray thee, and return unto my brethren which are in Egypt, and see whether they be yet alive. Anājo. thro said to Moses, Go in peace. 19 And the Lord said unto Moses in Midian, Go, return into #. for all the men are dead which sought thy life. 20 And Moses took his wife, and his sons, and set them upon an ass, and he returned to the land of Egypt; And Moses took the rod of God in his hand. 21 || And the Lond said unto Moses, When thou goest to return into Egypt, see that thou do aii those wonders before Pha. raoh which I have put in thine hand; but I will harden his heart, that he shall not let the people go. 49

The Isrue?ites’ task increased. EXODUS. JMoses complains to God.

22 And thou shalt say unto Pharaoh, did make heretofore, ye shall lay upon Thus saith the Lord, Israel is my son, them; ye shall not diminish aught thereof: cven my first-born. for they be idle; therefore they cry, say23 And I say unto thee, Let my son go, ing, Let us go qnd sacrifice to our God. that he may serve me : and if thou refuse 9 Let there more work be laid upon the to let him go, behold, I will slay thy son, men, that they may labour therein: and even thy first-born. let them not regard vain words. 24 T And it came to pass by the way in 10 And the taskmasters of the people the inn, that the LoRD met him, and sought|wentout, and their officers, and they spake to kill him.' to the people, saying, Thus saith É. 25 Then Zipporah took a sharp stone, I will not give you straw. and cut off the foreskin of her son, and 11. Goye, get you straw where ye can cast it at his feet, and said, Surely a find it: yet not aught of your work shall bloody husband art thou to me. be diminished. 26 So he let him go : then she said, A 12 So the o were scattered abroad bloody husband thou art, because of the throughout all the land of Egypt, to gather tircumcision. stubble instead of straw. 27 || And the Lord said to Aaron, Go 13 And the taskmasters hasted them, into the wilderness to meet Moses. ...And saying, Fulfil your works, your daily tasks, he went, and met him in the mount of God, as when there was straw. and kissed him. 14 And-the officers of the children of ~ 28 And Moses told Aaron all the words Israel, which Pharaoh's taskmasters had of the Loko who had sent him, and all the set over them, were beaten, and demandsigns which he had commanded him. ed, Wherefore have ye not fulfilled your 29 || And Moses and Aaron went, and task in making brick, both yesterday and gathered together all the elders of the to-day, as heretofore ? children of Israel. 15's Then the officers of the children 30 And Aaron spake all the words which of Israel came and cried unto Pharaoh, the Load had spoken unto Moses, and did saying, Wherefore dealest thou thus with the signs in the sight of the people. thy servants 2 31 T And the people believed: and 16 There is no straw given unto thy when they heard that the Lond had visited|servants, and they say to us, Make brick: the children of Israel, and that he had look-land behold, thy servants are beaten; but ed upon their affliction, then they bowed the fault is in thine own people. their heads and lood. 17 But he said, Ye are idle, ye are idle : CHAP. W. therefore ye say, Let us go, and do sacriND afterward Moses and Aaron wentifice to the Lord. * in, and told Pharaoh, Thus saith the 18 Go therefore now, and work: for ions,"{iod ofisrael, Let my people go, there shall no straw be given you, yet shall that they may hold a feast unto me in the ye deliver the tale of bricks. wilderness. 19 || And the officers of the children of 2 And Pharaoh said, Who is the Lord, Israel did see that they were in evil case, that f should obey his voice to let Israellafler it was said, Ye shall not minish aught ! I know not §e LoRd, neither will I |from your bricks of your daily task. £, Israel go. 20 And they met Moses and Aaron, who 3 And they said, The God of the He-|stood in the way, as they came forth from brews hath met with us: let us go, we pray|Pharaoh: thee, three days’ journey into the desert, 21 And they said unto them, The Lord and sacrifice unto the Lond our God; lest look upon you, and judge ; , because ye he fall upon us with pestilence, or with have made our savour to be abhorred in the the sword. eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of his 4 And the king of Egypt said unto them, servants, to put a sword in their hand to Wherefore do ye, Moses and Aaron, let slay us. the people from their works? get you 2"| And Moses returned unto the Lord, unto your burdens. and said, Lord, wherefore hast thou, so 5 i And Pharaoh said, Behold, the evil-entreated this people 2 why is it that people of the land now are many, and ye thou hast sent me ! make them rest from their burdens. . 23 For since I came to Pharaoh to speak * , 6 And Pharaoh commanded the same in thy name, he hath done evil to this peoday the taskmasters of the people, and ple: neither hast thou delivered thy peo

their officers, saying, ple at all. 7 Ye shall no more give the people CHAP. VI. | straw to make brick, as heretofore : let HEN the Lord said unto Moses. Now them go and gather straw for themselves. shalt thou see what I will do to Pha

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Rying, ... Il Go in, speak unto Pharaoh king of ot, that he let the children of Israelgo stof his land. 12 And Moses, spake before the Lord, osing, Behold, the children of Israel have * hearkened unto me; how then shall haraoh hear me, who am of uncircumseilips? 3" And the Lond spake unto Moses, ousto Aaron, and gave them a charge *the children of Israel, and unto Phaon king of t, to bring the children onel out of the land of Egypt. 14 These be the heads of their fathers' *es: The sons of Reuben the first-born "lorael; Hanoch, and Pallu, Hezron, #Carmi: these be the families of Reuben. 1." And the sons of Simeon; Jemuel, *Jamin, and Ohad, and Jachin, and Zoo *, and Shaul the son of a Canaanitish "man: these are the families of Simeon. 16". And these are the names of the *of Levi, according to their genera*; Gershon, and Kohath. .. - years of the life of Levi were a *ired thirty and seven years.

17. The sons of Gershon; Libni, and Shimi, according to their families.

18 And the sons of Kohath ; Amram, and Izhar, and Hebron, and Uzziel : and the years of the life of Kohath were a hundred thirty and three M.

19 And the sons of Merari; Mahali and Mushi: these are the families of Levi, according to their generations.

20 And Amram took him Jochebed his father's sister to wife; and she bare him Aaron and Moses. And the years of the life of Amram were a hundred and thirty and seven years.

Nepheg, and Zichri. 22 And the sons of Uzziel ; Mishael, and Elzaphan, and Zithri. 23 And Aaron took him Elisheba daughter of Amminadab, sister of Naashon to wife; and she bare him Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar. 24 And the sons of Korah; Assir, and Elkanah, and Abiasaph : these are the families of the Korhites. 25 And Eleazar Aaron's son took him one of the daughters of Putiel to wife; and she bare him Phinehas: these are the heads of the fathers of the Levites, according to their families. 26 These are that Aaron and Moses, to whom the Lord said, Bring out the chilfrom of israel from theiand of Egypt according to their armies. 27 These are they which spake to Pharaoh king of Egypt, to bring out the children of Israel from Egypt: these are that Moses and Aaron. 28 And it came to pass on the day when the Lond spake unto Moses in the land of Egypt, 33 That the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, I am the Lord : speak thou unto #.h king of Egypt all that I say unto thee. 30 And Moses said before the Lond, Behold, I am of uncircumcised lips, and how shall Pharaoh hearken unto me? CHAP. VII. ND the Lord said unto Moses, See, I have made thee a i. to Pharaoh: and Aaron thy brothershallbethyprophet: 2 Thou shalt speak all that I command thee: and Aaron thy brother shall speak unto Pharaoh, that he send the children of Israel out of his land. 3 And I will harden Pharaoh's heart, and o signs and my wonders in the land of Egypt. 4 But Pharaoh shall not hearken unto you, that I may lay my hand upon Egypt, and bring forth mine armies, and my i. ple the children of * o: of the land of Egypt, by great judgments. 5 § § Fo shall know that I 5

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